Innovations in Audit and Operations

At Onspring Connect 2018, client presenters from 16 companies shared their creative uses of the Onspring platform to solve business challenges in internal audit, vendor management, risk assessment, internal controls and business operations. But only one of these organizations would go home with the coveted Innovation Award…or so we thought.

Doing Your Best Work

You may not be sweating over a pile of wood shavings, but perhaps you’re struggling with piles of paperwork, dated systems, unruly spreadsheets and other challenges that hold you back from doing your best work. Onspring is here to help with the right tool for the job.

How to Manage Global Partnerships: A Case Study

We love it when clients use our platform in creative ways. Mark Barak, general counsel at Aronson Security Group (ASG), is a prime example. He started using Onspring in 2016 to manage legal matters, but when a need arose for greater efficiency and visibility in the company’s partner relationships, Mark put the platform to work in new ways.

How to Gain Control of Third-Party Risk: A Case Study

Identifying and managing risk within your own organization is challenging enough. When you add a diverse array of third-party relationships, the picture becomes exponentially more complex. Learn how Intarcia has taken control of vendor risk management with automation, structure and real-time reporting.

Giving Thanks for Great Connections

There’s power and value in community. Forming connections with other people may not give you an immediate, tangible benefit, but eventually, those relationships will pay off. Not financially, but in goodwill. When we reach out, share our knowledge and help other people become better/smarter/faster at what they do, that goodwill somehow comes back to us, often when we need it most.

Enterprise Risk Management: Building Awareness, Understanding and Action

How does a financial services company launch an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program with a department of just a few? The Onspring team had the opportunity to work with an organization to help build their ERM program from the ground up. Now, with multiple years of data to review, the company has discovered tangible benefits, wide sweeping perception improvements and actionable data to facilitate change in the right direction.

Chaos to Control: 4 Crucial Steps for Implementing GRC Software

On a daily basis, I work hand-in-hand (or phone-to-phone) with clients to guide them through implementing their Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) processes using platform-based software. Having been involved in the implementation of dozens of GRC processes in a number of different industries, I can tell you the one thing they have in common: they’re all different.

How to Gain Control of Audit Workflow: A Case Study

Excel is a great tool…in small doses. But if you’re running internal audit and enterprise risk management (ERM) functions on a global scale using a system of spreadsheets, you may be feeling the pain of inefficiency. That was the challenge facing Meredith Maher, director of audit and analytics for Alere.

Conference Bound: Onspring Hits the Road for RSA & GAM

The Onspring team is about to take off on a cross-country trip involving just about every mode of transportation known to man. Airplanes, shuttles, taxis, trains, rolling carts—and possibly the odd hover board—will all be employed to move our crew from Kansas City to San Francisco to Dallas in the stretch of 10 days. What could go wrong?

How to Run a Project Kickoff Like a Pro

The kickoff can set the tone for an entire football game. And the same is true in the business world where a project kickoff can set you up for success or constant struggle. Whether you deliver consulting services for your clients or you’re managing an internal project for your company, starting a project on the right foot is essential. Here are a few “Rules of the Game” that we follow at Onspring.

3 Ways to Power Your Startup

One of the biggest obstacles startups face is keeping their team in sync as the business grows. In the early days, it’s easy to converse across the room and work collaboratively around the card table. But as the employee count balloons, people spend more time out of the office with clients and teams become more distributed, holding the business together becomes insanely difficult.